As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics come to a close, the University of Kentucky boasts a school-record 22 student athletes participating in the summer games, including 3 athletes who studied at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Senior economics major and UK Rifle member Will Shaner became the first Wildcat to medal in historic fashion for Team USA. Not only did Shaner win gold, but it was the first ever for the Americans in men's air rifle. The medal came after the three-time UK All-American set an Olympic record score in the final.
Representing his country of Zimbabwe in swimming, Peter Wetzlar ‘20 set a Zimbabwean national record during the men's 100m freestyle competition. A former UK student athlete, Wetzlar graduated magna cum laude with his finance and accounting degree from the Gatton College.
Ali Galyer ‘20, a marketing major from Greenville, South Carolina, was an accomplished student athlete on the UK Swimming and Diving team. She competed for New Zealand in the women’s 100m and 200m backstroke along with the 4x200m Freestyle Relay.
To learn more about the University of Kentucky’s full representation in the 2020 Olympics, read UK NOW’s “Wildcats Bring Home School-record 12 Olympic Medals"